Former transit officer charged with rape after allegedly sexually assaulting 2 women while on duty in 2012

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A former MBTA transit police officer is going through rape expenses after he allegedly sexually assaulted two girls in July 2012 whereas on obligation.

A Suffolk Superior Court grand jury reconvened this week below particular social distancing measures after being interrupted by the COVID-19 pandemic. It has handed down 99 indictments to this point, three of which had been in opposition to Shawn McCarthy, 46, of Wilmington, in keeping with a information launch from Suffolk District Attorney Rachael Rollins’s workplace.

McCarthy was arraigned Thursday in Suffolk Superior Court. He was launched with circumstances – that he not contact the victims, and that he get permission to go outdoors, the discharge stated.

The day the alleged crime occurred, McCarthy was outdoors the Aquarium MBTA station when he informed the victims, who had been out ingesting in Boston, that he would take them for a joyride in his cruiser; a fellow officer had suggested him to not do it, in keeping with the discharge. McCarthy allegedly drove the victims round with the cruiser’s lights flashing.

He allegedly stopped in an empty lot “so the women could relieve themselves,” and informed them that “he hadn’t risked his job for nothing and he would not take them back downtown until he got something out of it,” the discharge stated.

The victims stated they had been afraid, in keeping with the discharge, and thought they might be in bother in the event that they didn’t do what he stated. McCarthy then allegedly sexually assaulted them and compelled them to carry out sexual acts. He informed them to not inform anybody what occurred.

One of the victims reportedly informed a male relative what occurred quickly after the alleged incident, the discharge stated. She once more spoke of what occurred in August 2019 when answering questions as a candidate for a regulation enforcement job in a distinct group.

The victims, on the time, believed McCarthy was a Boston police officer, however then authorities decided he labored for the transit police, in keeping with the discharge.

“McCarthy admitted that he had two women in the cruiser on the night in question but denied any wrongdoing,” the discharge stated. “He was placed on administrative leave in December 2019 and resigned soon afterward.”

In an announcement, Rollins applauded the braveness of the victims, citing the belief of regulation enforcement officers by the general public.

“When a member of any law enforcement agency commits such a horrendous act, it erodes the community’s confidence in law enforcement as a whole,” she stated. “When law enforcement asks for the community’s help in solving crime, we and the police must be trusted.”